Theater student explores new avenues at ELAC

Gigi Yue was afraid to breathe. She was hit by tear gas fired by Hong Kong police into a crowd of pro-democracy protesters, and all she could do was try to avoid inhaling the white smoke, which creates a burning sensation in the eyes and lungs.

October 31, 2019
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Showcase to feature work of student designers, technicians

By Melody Ortiz The East Los Angeles College Theater Arts department will be showcasing a collection of students’ stage work. The showcase will present the work of  student designers and technicians. Work will include costumes, set models, sound, lighting and everything else found on stage during a performance, other than actors. “When you see theater, you can’t always get up close to things,” said Professor Jessica Hansen, who directs the…

May 23, 2018
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‘Chavez Ravine’ reveals historic construction of Dodger Stadium

By Kevin Camargo The play, “Chavez Ravine” offers a special experience in the history of Dodger Stadium and the communities that came before its construction. Not only does the play educate the audience, but it also offers humorous, satirical and poignant scenes that go well together. The play sold out on opening night on Friday. It had three shows last weekend. “Chavez Ravine” starts off with the opening game for…

May 23, 2018
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‘Lend Me A Tenor’ delivers big laughs

By Steven Adamo Quick dialogue mixed with chaotic scenes make ELAC’s Theater Arts department’s rendition of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” hilarious and enjoyable. The play takes place entirely within a two-room hotel suite in 1930’s Cleveland. Designed by ELAC Theater Arts staff Tesshi Nakagawa, with the assistance of Mio Okada and Katherine Cordero, the set was beautifully crafted and sprinkled with decorations reflective of the time. Garrett Witzl…

December 6, 2017
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A Triple Minority ELAC Student Pursues his Passion

By Samantha Moreno The struggles of being a Latino, Bisexual, film student at East Los Angeles College is something that doesn’t faze Dreamworks employee Charles “CJ” Sanchez. The 21 year old bisexual aspiring film actor, who works within the same breathing space as Steven Spielberg has figured out many positive things about himself by coming to this school.  He has also had his fair share of struggles just by coming…

May 16, 2017
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‘Kindred’ goes on the road

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department is invited to perform the play “Kindred” at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb 10-14. The festival will be held at Dixie State University St. in George, Utah. The theatre department will be competing in Region VII. The region consist of college from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada and Utah. The department is holding…

February 7, 2015
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Overcoming obstacles to fulfill a dream

By Megan G. Razzetti Theater Arts major Carolina Meza, 26, was once very shy and never explored her passion for Theater until she started East Los Angeles College. In the hallway of the P2 building Meza , can usually found surrounded by friends, chatting with a group of friends. At first meeting, one would never guess that Meza is a bright and bubbly young lady would have ever been a…

November 27, 2013
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‘In the Heights’ dominates the stage

By Douglas Gonzalez “In the Heights” is a dramatic musical that was performed at Casa 0101. Casa 0101 was built by Jean Deleage’s children in honor of all his artistic work, which included theatre and paintings. “In the Heights” takes place in Brooklyn, New York and is about poverty and love. The play exposes the Puerto Rican and Dominican culture and language. The Rosario family included Kevin the father figure,…

November 27, 2013
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